A Small Kangxi Blanc de Chine Porcelain Vase 1662 – 1722.

A small Kangxi Blanc de Chine porcelain vase 1662 – 1722. The lightly potted Chinese porcelain vase has a concave base which is unglazed, this is surrounded by a rather perfunctory footrim.

In perfect condition
Height : 11 cm (4 1/4 inches)
The Thompson Collection of Chinese Ceramics, label to the base "Thompson Collection 41". Fitted box.
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Blanc de Chine Porcelain :
The porcelain known in the West as Blanc de Chine was produced 300 miles south of the main Chinese kiln complex of Jingdezhen. The term refers to the fine grain white porcelain made at the kilns situated near Dehua in the coastal province of Fujian, these kilns also produced other types of porcelain. A rather freely painted blue and white ware, porcelain with brightly coloured `Swatow` type enamels as well as pieces with a brown iron-rich glaze. However it is the white blanc de Chine wares that have made these kilns famous. The quality and colour achieved by the Dehua potters was partly due to the local porcelain stone, it was unusually pure and was used without kaolin being added. This, combined with a low iron content and other chemical factors within the body as well as the glaze, enabled the potters to produce superb ivory-white porcelain.